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Vibrant Communities

Help us celebrate and inspire our communities during the Year of the Volunteer!

We seek volunteers who serve their community, make you love where you live, and motivate others to be their best and give their time.

Nominate your favorite volunteer for a feature story on our website and social media.

Love where you live … TODAY!

Learn more about how you can help write the Next Chapter in Elkhart County.

The Next Chapter

Vibrant Communities has transformed Elkhart County in its first five years. What’s next is a renewed approach building on our successes.

We want to be inclusive, lift up our friends, neighbors, and organizations, to drive home how quality of place makes us all healthier, more resilient, and wealthier – individually and collectively.

We’ve inspired people to love Elkhart County and to collaborate to make our community more vibrant. Our community of makers in Elkhart County will spark the next phase of transformational actions by working together and sharing our vision for our future.

No matter where you are in Elkhart County’s life, we want you to be involved. We scheduled feedback forums around the county in March from the 1st to the 3rd – if you missed those meetings we have a survey just for you!

In November residents of Elkhart County gathered at the Goshen Theater to discuss the future of Vibrant Communities and brainstorm ideas to make our county a more vibrant place.

You are invited to do the same!

What’s Next?

The Next Chapter is supported by two groups of community members working closely with staff, a planning consultant team, and other community members to bring insight and perspective.

Steering Committee
Process leaders and principal representatives of the process.

Outreach Team
Focused on word-of-mouth marketing and promotion of public engagement opportunities.

Community Meetings
Lend your voice in community meetings March 1 – 3!

Meeting Details

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No matter where you are in Elkhart County’s life,
we want you to be involved.

This only works when we get a wide – we mean WIDE – buy-in. No one gets left behind. And we’re going to have an awesome next few years, and beyond!

Join us!

– Arvis Dawson and Suzie Weirick,
co-chairs, Vibrant Communities

Your Invitation

Love Elkhart County?

When you love where you live, you relish chances to contribute to the community and help make your neighborhood, workplace or city that much better.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Elkhart County is a place where quality craftsmanship, innovation and collaboration results in a well-crafted life.

Learn more

Vibrant Communities is an initiative to strengthen Elkhart County’s great communities.

This movement is guided by three core beliefs:


Economic growth depends on “quality of place.”


Successful places clearly understand who they are and what they offer.


Creativity and collaboration are key to shaping our future.

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